Healthy Thinking Seminar 

Saturday 8 December 20121.30pm–2.45pm
Signs of a Nation, Level 4
Free entry

Discover the role of emotions in how the brain works and learn some strategies to reduce emotional stress in this seminar with The Brain Clinic’s Pascal Saker.

Emotions and how to use them effectively

Why do we have emotions? We experience them on a day-to-day basis and yet never stop to think what they are for.

In this presentation, Pascal reveals the crucial role of emotions in how the brain works. With this knowledge, we can explain why emotional problems such as anxiety, stress, and depression arise, and learn how to avoid them.

Pascal Saker

Pascal Saker has an MA in Philosophy from University College Cork, an MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology from Birkbeck University, and an MSc in Mental Health from King’s College London.

Pascal returned to New Zealand in early 2011 to establish The Brain Clinic – a one-stop-shop for the practical application of brain research to improve the quality of peoples’ personal and professional lives.

The clinic also plays an active role in current neuro-imaging research through Pascal’s affiliation with the Florey Institute for Neurosciences in Melbourne, where he has recently been made an Honorary Fellow.